Novell iPrint Client < 5.72 nipplib.dll GetDriverSettings Function Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 56682


The remote host contains an application that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The nipplib.dll component included with the installed version of Novell iPrint Client blindly copies user input provided as a parameter to the 'GetDriverSettings' method into a fixed-length buffer on the stack. By tricking the user into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker can leverage this issue to overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code in the context of the affected application.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56682

File Name: novell_iprint_572.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2011/10/31

Modified: 2017/08/15

Dependencies: 43060

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:novell:iprint

Required KB Items: SMB/Novell/iPrint/Version, SMB/Novell/iPrint/Version_UI

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/10/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/10/24

Exploitable With

Core Impact

ExploitHub (EH-11-166)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3173

BID: 50367

OSVDB: 76631